National Geographic : 1929 Jun
FALCONRY IS THE PRINCELY SPORT OF CENTRAL ASIA With his eagle perched on a crutch resting in his stirrup, this Mohamme dan nomad of the Barkul Range is ready for the hunt. His helmet-shaped bonnet and high-heeled boots identify him as a Kazak. HE STRIKES THE ROCK, BUT NOT FOR WATER This Kirghiz soldier of the Chinese service ishacking offbits ofcrystal from a solid cliff of salt near ahamlet onthesouthern side oftheMuzart Pass. He was the author's escort onthis stage ofthejourney.